Looking for Diversity? Look for a Difference of Opinion Not Value.

Paul Hebert Culture, Diversity, Innovation, Paul Hebert

Today’s market place moves quickly.  Almost too quickly.  Making a living, making a profit requires individuals and companies to think fast and adjust course with cheetah-like speed.  Innovation is the “new normal.”  (I just needed to throw in the newest overused phrase to feel like a business hipster.) Innovation is a function of diversity.  Innovation almost always comes from an amalgam of …

We Don’t Need No Stinking Diversity Training

franmelmed Diversity, Fran Melmed

It needs to be said: diversity training is futile. Adrift from the workday world, diversity training creates manufactured situations where people lie through their teeth, stay aggressively uninvolved, or—sensing a safe zone—share their story or biases and create a personal vulnerability that’s later left unsupported when they return to office. Who do we think we’re kidding that we can eliminate …

Why Is an MBA a “Kiss of Death” if Applying for a Position in HR or Corp Recruiting?

Josh Letourneau Culture, Diversity, Joshua Letourneau, Recruiting

So you’ve just worked through 2 years of performing discounted cash flows to evaluate a current buyout offer, you now know more about John Nash (and his famed equilibrium pertaining to Game Theory) than George Washington himself, and you’ve even presented arguments both for and against your own ethical stances in regards to corporate and social responsibility.  In fact, you’ve …

Recruiting via Social Networks = Discriminatory Hiring Practices. Oh Really?

Jessica Lee Diversity, Jessica Lee, Social Media, Social Recruiting

Guess what? It was only a matter of time before the lawyers were going to come in and say that social networks are bad for our health. Don’t use social networks to recruit! You’re going to discriminate! Disparate impact! Watch out! Dunh, dunh, dunhhhhhhh. Cue the scary music. Lawsuits. Eeeek! Go read this. It’s food for thought – the potential …

The Great Diversity Scam – Even Babies Discriminate…

Tim Sackett Diversity, Tim Sackett

If you haven’t seen the latest issue of Newsweek, the front page has a picture of a baby with the headline “Is Your Baby A Racist?”  The headline is in regards to an article within the issue “See Baby Discriminate” in which authors, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman, study whether there is a beneficial effect by having multicultural story-lines delivered to children.  Bronson …